to Twin-Path Slings
Rated Capacities of Twin-Path Slings
Slingmax Twin-Path Extras are the strongest,
lightest and most versatile sling on the market today. Constructed
of a proprietary blend of K-Spec high-performance fibers, Twin-Path
Extras can lift up to 1,000,000 lbs. with only 1% stretch at rated
capacity. Pound-for-pound five times stronger than steel and only
1/10th the weight of steel slings, Twin-Path Extras provide superb
ergonomic benefits. These soft, pliable slings are easy to handle,
transport and store and allow users to rig safer, faster and less
expensively than any other rigging product. Discover why this technologically
advanced sling is revolutionizing the rigging industry and replacing
wire rope and chain on a worldwide basis.
of Twin-Path Extra Slings
Twin-Paths provide unique, patented backup protection.
There are actually two complete and separate slings in one. If a single
path is damaged in use, the second path will perform as a backup and
maintain control until the load is lowered. Twin-Paths help reduce
the potential for catastrophic material mishandling.
An early warning system is built into Twin-Path
slings through the use of two independent, color-coded covers. If
the outer cover is cut, the patented red inner cover is instantly
visible, providing a visual alert to remove the sling from service.
As long as the inner core yarns are not damaged, Twin-Path slings
can be repaired with bulked nylon cordura patches, proof tested and
recertified. Twin-Paths are maintenance free and do not not require
lubrication or annealing.
Patented overload Tell-Tail indicators provide a simple means of inspection.
Check that both Tell Tails are showing before using the sling. If
one or both of the tails are not visible or are chemically degraded,
the sling may have been overloaded or damaged and should be removed
fiber optic Tell Tails provide another simple and effective method
of inspection. A light shone through one end of the fiber optic cable
will travel throughout the body of the sling and reflect out the other
end. Since the cable shares the same chemical exposure and melting
point characteristics as the fiber core yarns, a light that does not
pass throughout the sling may indicate heat or chemical damage. The
sling should be removed from service and evaluated.
Twin-Path slings feature polyester or cordura seamless covers that
are specifically woven for abrasion resistance. Testing shows that
cordura is a minimum of four times more abrasion resistant than conventional
nylon or polyester, and will outlast and outperform all other synthetic
sling material. Twin-Paths will not mar, scratch or damage loads.
Twin-Path Extras offer outstanding ergonomic benefits due to their
lightweight, soft and flexible characteristics. Riggers greatly reduce
the chance of back, hand, foot and head injuries that occur when handling
heavy, awkward wire rope and chain slings. It1s a user-friendly product
that is not greasy, will not rust or conduct electricity.
Easy handling characteristics result in tremendous labor savings every
time the sling is used. Manhours may be reduced dramatically as the
rigging is often simpler and safer, with fewer personnel required
to handle the sling. Maintenance downtime is reduced. Additional savings
are realized since there is seldom a need for cranes, forklifts and
trucks to transport the sling to various locations. Storage costs
are reduced as Twin-Paths are easily folded into small bundles or
containers. Cranes are free to lift higher capacities since lighter
slings lessen the overall load on the crane.
Twin-Path Extras are one of the most safety conscious lifting products
available. Test results indicate that in a severe overload condition,
the internal fibers will break in a "cascade" fashion, thereby
eliminating a sudden, catastrophic break. Twin-Paths will also recoil
very little at break, avoiding the devastating whiplash effects inherent
in chain, wire rope and synthetic web slings.
Twin-Path Extras experience minimal stretch of approximately 1% at
rated capacity. Low elongation allows users to operate in low headroom
environments, under extremely close tolerances and will reduce abrasion,
since the slings are not stretched over the load as it1s being lifted.
Twin-Path Extras offer much more versatility than wire rope or chain.
Slings with higher rated capacities and longer lengths are so light
and flexible that they can be substituted for smaller slings on lower
capacity lifts. It1s an ideal multiple-use sling for lifting in unpredictable
situations. Companies can reduce their total sling inventory by selecting
the proper mix of slings to cover all their lifting requirements.
Super strong K-Spec fibers offer superior fatigue resistance. A 3.5
lb.Twin-Path Extra with a rated capacity of 20,000 lbs. was pull tested
from 0 to 30,000 lbs. (a 50% overload), 50,000 times at 5.6 second
intervals. The sling exhibited no signs of wear and was subsequently
pulled to destruction at 105,000 lbs! Five times more than its original
Twin-Paths are easy to use in vertical, choker or basket hitches.
Choking loads is no longer a chore. Hitching is effortless because
of the soft, pliable body. You will never experience "choke lock"
when disengaging a sling from the load, nor will Twin-Paths kink and
deform from the last load like wire rope. Minimal hardware is required.
A variety of protective wear pads utilizing felt, kevlar or even steel,
encased in an abrasion-resistant cordura cover can be used to protect
the sling from cutting or abrasive conditions.
In addition to a hot-branded leather tag specifying model, length
and rated capacities, each sling comes with a highly visible vertical
rated capacity flag sewn on its cover.
Slings are easily fabricated to meet custom length and capacity requirements.
Matching lengths, which can be a critical consideration for proper
rigging, is easily accomplished.
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